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Old 03-16-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Disc brake Fivers?

I'd like to plan my Fifth Wheel upgrade now, even though the actual upgrade is about 18 months away.

I would like a higher quality Fiver with Disc Brakes, shocks and a True Full Timer build. We will begin our new Full Timer life 70 days or Less. Something in the 35-38 foot range.

Any suggestions?

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Helped a friend try and get his disk brakes working on his 5th wheel. Unfortunately I don't rember the brand or model. He bought a PU and towed it to Alaska to use as a fishing camp in Soldotna.
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We don't full time but we do spend about 200 nights a year in our fifth wheel so that's pretty close. We chose to go with Arctic Fox and I had Titan disc brakes purchased and installed through Performance Trailer Brakes. Very happy with this choice. Of course you know you are going to need a one ton dually at least for your TV. At that length you will have limited choice in public campgrounds but will fit easily into most private parks. Good luck with your quest.
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Landmark 365 and DRV offer disc brakes as an option. If you purchase something that doesn't have them as an option, it's generally about $2k for having them installed, regardless of brand. I have Kodiak, and they work great. They were installed at the same time as my MorRyde suspension. If looking used, I know Lifestyle, Carriage, DRV, and Excel all offer disc brakes.
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We don't full time but we do spend about 200 nights a year in our fifth wheel so that's pretty close. We chose to go with Arctic Fox and I had Titan disc brakes purchased and installed through Performance Trailer Brakes. Very happy with this choice. Of course you know you are going to need a one ton dually at least for your TV. At that length you will have limited choice in public campgrounds but will fit easily into most private parks. Good luck with your quest.
Actually I'm looking at Arctic Fox for the new Fiver...something I can pull with my one ton duramax srw...
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Landmark 365 and DRV offer disc brakes as an option. If you purchase something that doesn't have them as an option, it's generally about $2k for having them installed, regardless of brand. I have Kodiak, and they work great. They were installed at the same time as my MorRyde suspension. If looking used, I know Lifestyle, Carriage, DRV, and Excel all offer disc brakes.
Thanks...will look at those also
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Landmark 365 and DRV offer disc brakes as an option. If you purchase something that doesn't have them as an option, it's generally about $2k for having them installed, regardless of brand. I have Kodiak, and they work great. They were installed at the same time as my MorRyde suspension. If looking used, I know Lifestyle, Carriage, DRV, and Excel all offer disc brakes.
Disc Brakes are standard on DRV
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I towed w/o disc brakes and with disc brakes. They are one option that is worth the money.
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If we upgrade I'll be looking closely at Riverstone Lagacy by FR. They come standard with disc brakes and I like their water manifold system. They might not be SRW approved, however...
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Actually I'm looking at Arctic Fox for the new Fiver...something I can pull with my one ton duramax srw...
The dealer could install disc or have disc installed.

Many people have Morryde install independent suspension and disc brakes on trailers after purchase.

Last time I went with Dexter disc brakes. These have 2 pistons (4total) on each side of the caliper and have much more even wear on the pads.

We also tow in winter so I added a Tuson ABS brake system.
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I have kodiak brakes with morRyde suspension. Do some research before you get neverlube bearings though. Brakes work great. No popping of the suspension when backing or turning.
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I would not even consider nev-r-lube on a heavy trailer.

Kodiak only comes with conventional style wheel bearings.

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Disc Brakes are standard on DRV
And so is MOR/ryde IS on the MS and ES models
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I would not even consider nev-r-lube on a heavy trailer.

Kodiak only comes with conventional style wheel bearings.



And so is MOR/ryde IS on the MS and ES models
So I checked with MOR/ryde service manager this morning. My 2017 New Horizons three 7000 pound axle has MOR/ryde IS, Kodiak disc brakes and Dexter ner-r-lube bearings per him. I wish I would have done more research before the build but it can be switched to conventional bearings for $$$$$.
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